Below is a short synopsis of the authors. We are currently sorting through many archived papers, letters and personal notes of the Eddy's, that when completed will bring a more accurate portrayal of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy. Thank you for your interest!
C. M. Eddy, Jr.
C.M. Eddy, Jr. was an author best known for his horror and supernatural short stories. He began his career writing for a broad range of pulp fiction genres in the 1920's, including detective mystery and weird macabre. He is best remembered for his work in Weird Tales Magazine. Clifford Martin Eddy, Jr. was born in Providence, Rhode Island on January 18, 1896 and died at age 71 on November 21, 1967, living most of his life in Providence, Rhode Island. He is interred at Swan Point Cemetery. During his early years he was friend and confidant to both H. P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini. He was a member of Lovecraft's inner circle of friends and authors, and a ghostwriter and investigator for Houdini. As a youngster, Eddy was an avid reader and began to write at an early age. His interests were varied and included the occult, mysticism, mythology, as well as detective stories. A composer of many songs, he wrote both lyrics and melodies. Some of his more widely circulated published compositions were "Dearest of All", "When We Met By The Blue Lagoon", "Underneath the Whispering Pine", "Sunset Hour", and "Hello Mister Sunshine (Goodbye, Mister Rain)". Clifford met his wife Muriel through their mutual interest in creative writing. Following marriage in 1918 they continued their writing pursuits while raising a family of three children. Mr. Eddy was a theatrical booking agent for 25 years, promoting shows that featured many famous vaudevillians and performers of the early 20th Century. In later years he was a proofreader for Oxford Press, a principal clerk at the business management office in the Rhode Island State Department of Public Health, and a creative writing instructor. He served as president of the Rhode Island Writers' Guild from 1954 to 1956 and as treasurer from 1962 to 1967. Mr. Eddy also served as secretary-treasurer of the Rhode Island Theatrical Booking Agents' Association.
Muriel E. Eddy
Muriel Elizabeth (Gammons) Eddy was born in Taunton, Massachusetts on January 19, 1896 and died at age 82 on January 30, 1978, and is interred at Swan Point Cemetery. She spent some parts of her early life living in California before returning to New England and living the rest of her life in Rhode Island, primarily in Providence. She married Clifford Eddy in 1918 following a correspondence which developed from their common interest in creative writing. They both continued their writing careers after marriage and raised three children. Mrs. Eddy wrote in many genres including romance, occult, biography and poetry. Mrs. Eddy served as president of the Rhode Island Writers' Guild for more than 20 years, and also taught creative writing. She was also an avid letter writer sometimes writing and sending up to 10 notes a day. Some of her many correspondents included H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, L. Sprague de Camp, Sonia Haft Greene Davis, Joseph Payne Brennan, Robert Bloch, and Princess Red Wing.